Capture the Flag is back!!! With the lighter evenings now we can venture outside and have a bunch of games around the Barn. But this time it won’t be flags we are capturing. We are going to make African footballs and these will become our nest eggs. The first team to successfully raid the other team’s eggs wins…
New for this term is the 15 minute takeover. It’s the God Spot but with a difference. We are giving you the chance to bring your God-related theme to the 15 minute takeover. Hence the takeover bit. You. Taking over the God Spot. We’ll do it this week to give you an idea of what we want then after that it’s all yours. Mwahahahahaaaa! Hmmm… What are we getting ourselves into…
Don’t forget to bring snackage to share. Om nom Continue reading →
Sunday 17th March. Passion Sunday. St Patrick’s Day. Or just another fabulous day at G7Teen. But on this day we showed our passion, lived like St Patrick and celebrated our ability to reach out to those in need around us as we had a big drive to collect as much food for the Food Bank as we could. And in doing so we filled an entire tub with food!
Feeling compassion for the Food Bank, who recently had a break-in where much of their stock was stolen, compassion for those they serve and remembering the visit we had from the Trussell Trust a year ago G7Teen used St Patrick’s Day as a theme, dressed in green and brought food to be donated. We then had a fun quiz about Ireland with questions like “where do leprechauns bury their gold?” and “how did St Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland – in a 4×4, by praying or by beating a drum?” a lot of fun was had. With four out of six teams coming joint first it was a good thing Mim brought 4 packets of sweets as prizes!! Parents came also and the whole evening was rounded off with a game of dodge ball – something rapidly becoming as popular as last year’s Capture the Flag and Ultimate Frisbee. Mind you, with the evenings getting lighter the latter two may indeed become all time favourites once again… Muhahahahaaaaa! Got your nerves of steel…???
On a slightly more serious note tubs for donating food items are located in most G7 churches. A list of what foods are needed (i.e. non perishable items) can be found on Ashford Food Bank’s website
If you are or know a family experiencing a time of financial hardship and in need of food vouchers please direct them to the Bluebells Centre in Hothfield. Statistics have shown that child poverty exists at an alarming percentage even here in our rural, seemingly affluent villages. Rural poverty is often hardest because it is unseen. So let’s make a difference and be there for our invisible sufferers…
Is it Carole Morgan’s house or the North Pole? Either way it’s looking decidedly festive…
Congratulations to all those in the Benefice who helped fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. You were part of a fantastic effort that means 165 children in Third World and struggling countries will have a Christmas they will never forget! Continue reading →
Yo folks! Tis the start of school again, which means G7Teen is back on this Sunday in the Barn at the usual time. It also means the countdown to Christmas officially begins! So this week we will be filling shoeboxes once more, so come armed with shoeboxes and some of the following items listed below ready to fill some boxes. Continue reading →
This is what Mim’s room looks like. Forget trolleys. And it’s not even that organised (“I wish” says Mim) Half terms are spent tidying up — Cartoon by Dave Walker (used with permission)
Tonight / Tonite / 2nite and also this afternoon/ avo /laters youth/youff/yooff/Ooff will not be in the vicarage/ rectory for Plus and not in the Barn for G7Teen. This mass disappearance of youth can only mean one thing: it’s the last session before Half Term. Yippeeeeee!!– Half Term!! Boooo!!– No youth for 2 weeks after tonight Continue reading →
Dave Walker, whose aunt lives in Charing, is renowned for his apt and amusing cartoons about the Church. Frequently featured in the Church Times, we’ve recently been given permission to publish his cartoons here on the G7 website Continue reading →
Youth this Sunday is going to be epic!! It’s our grand finale before the summer holidays and to celebrate we’ve booked a bouncy castle!! Yes folks, happening on Clewards Meadow from 6:30pm till 8:30pm will be bouncy fun with make-your-own ice cream sundaes, juice cocktails and lots of other munchies too! Continue reading →
Who knew you could have two first communions?! Well Sunday July 1st was, of course, not the first time our G7 Curate, The Reverend Sue Starkings had received communion, but the first time she had been the President at the service of Holy Communion, having been ordained Priest in a moving service in Canterbury Cathedral the previous day. There to support, along with family and friends, were Revd Canon Caroline Pinchbeck and South East Institute of Theological Education (SEITE) Principal Revd Canon Jeremy Worthen, who gave a motivating and challenging sermon. Continue reading →